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"If knowledge and preparation are the best defense and offense for [managing AD] challenges....this book is an excellent way to obtain those tools" -- Shirley Sahrmann, PT, PhD, FAPTA (from the Forward) A comprehensive and easy-to-read guidebook, this text compiles the latest research on dementia and AD in the elderly population, including the causes and risk factors of AD, diagnosis information, and symptoms and progressions of the disease. Significant emphasis is given to the physical, mental, and verbal rehabilitation challenges of AD patients. Key Features: Outlines specific rehabilitation goals for the physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech-language pathologist, and general caregiver. Includes chapters on prevention and treatment of AD, caring for AD patients within the home, and long-term, institutional care of AD Provides guidelines on how to address rehabilitation challenges, including strength-building to prevent falls, swallowing exercises to prevent malnutrition, and speech language skills to promote communication
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